Hotel Review: Hotel Indigo London – Tower Hill

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It was New Year’s Eve and all hotels rates were sky-high in London. Therefore, it was a great way to use my final free night certificate offered by IHG (Into the Night promo). There were many high-end hotels that I wanted to choose, such as Intercontinental, but most of the hotels won’t allow me to use the certificate. I didn’t want to waste the certificate on a Holiday Inn Express, otherwise it would be a stupid mistake.

 

I picked the Holiday Inn Camden Lock which is located in Camden Town, to be honest it is a bit far from the countdown area. I really want to find a hotel that is near the spot, as I didn’t purchase the ticket to enter the restricted area.

 

I kept checking the availability of other hotels in London, and I finally spotted a nice hotel that had availability. It was Hotel Indigo! I have never tired Hotel Indigo before, and I did a little research online and saw that this hotel has a higher rating than the Holiday Inn Camden Lock, so I made the switch and I changed the booking few days prior my arrival.

 

This hotel location is near the Tower Bridge, it only took me few minutes to walk to that place. Since I didn’t purchase the fireworks ticket, the only way to enjoy the firework was to stay at the other side of the bridge (London Bridge/Tower Bridge) to watch. Most of the fireworks were blocked by the buildings; I could only hear the cheers from the crowd.

 

All right, let’s talk about the hotel. When I first arrived at the hotel, I was a bit shocked due to the small hotel lobby. I think it is the smallest hotel lobby I’ve ever visited. I was thinking: oh gosh this really looks like a 2/3 star hotel. There is only 1 elevator available, so you can imagine how small it is.

 

My room was upgraded to an executive room, there isn’t any lounge available, and so I wonder the purpose of having an “Executive” room in a hotel? To my surprise, the receptionist said the drinks in the mini bar were all complementary. That’s just perfect!

The room is beautiful and unique in terms of design. Everything was great and I really like the beddings. Even the bath amenities are Aveda, which I consider a high-end brand. The hotel room really gave me a high class hotel vibe, other than that this hotel doesn’t have any special features. I didn’t notice any gym room and of course no swimming pool. This would only be a good hotel if you plan to stay out longer, and with the price that you have to pay, I don’t consider this room rate is reasonable. I really think it is a 3 star hotel with very good décor in the hotel room, that’s it.

I won’t come back again as there are too many hotels to select in London which has better value that this one, unless it is cheap.

View from the Room

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